Below is the link to the application forms if you want to apply for Middlesex Covid Immediate Support Fund Grant. Please do reach out to Andy Smart or Lou Latter to discuss any funding requirements you may have.
Facilities & Funding
There are many sources of funding, help and advice available both from Middlesex Rugby and the RFU.
If you need some specific help project, equipment or funding requirement, get in touch with Louise Latter, Chair of Rugby Development: moc/ybgurxeselddim//rettalesiuol or Middlesex Rugby’s facilities and funding manager Graham Lee at moc/liamg//66eelkmaharg or contact RFU regional facilities and funding manager Jason Bowers, email: moc/ufr//srewobnosaj.
Middlesex small grants fund
Middlesex Rugby can offer funding through the Small Grants Awards Programme which makes small grants available to affiliated clubs within the county. The grants are designed to be easy-to-access awards of a few hundred pounds paid directly from County funds.
Simply talk to your RDO if you have an idea you would like Middlesex Rugby to help fund, or need to get your club out of a tight spot or capitalise on a sudden opportunity. He will bring your request to a small band of County decision makers, and we’ll get the cheque in the post as quickly as we can, and as often as we can afford.
There will be a small amount of process to ensure transparency and fair distribution. These awards are not intended to be an alternative to normal funding routes. They are for the nice and nasty surprises in life, where the usual support does not exist, or cannot be accessed quickly enough.
Examples of grant funding:
- Grant funding could cover such items as:
- Flood damage repair
- Short notice, high profile event
- New locks & security following a break in
- Requests from local schools to use pitches (need for additional flags and post protectors)
- Invitation to promote club at a school fair or county show
- Urgent need for marketing collateral
To find out more, or to request financial help with your project mail: moc/ybgurxeselddim//htuomstrop/selrahc
The RFU has a section on its website detailing financial management and funding streams to assist rugby clubs.
The information includes the following:
You can also find specific resources and funding around COVID-19 at https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/running-your-club/coronavirus/loans.
The RFU and NatWest work in partnership of their nationwide programme designed to provide an opportunity to welcome members, volunteers and local businesses from the community for a weekend of DIY to help make rugby clubs stronger businesses by renovating their facilities. Look out for this funding in December/January of each year.
London Sport was created to help physical activity and sport to work better in London. London Sport supports the physical activity and sport sector in London to find funding and use it in the best way, plays a vital part in supporting efforts to get 1,000,000 Londoners more active by 2020.
London Sport offer a range of services to support partners and individuals to secure new funding. Perhaps you’re looking to fund a new project, raise funds from your local community or need help with writing a funding bid?
For further information visit their funding sport tool at https://funding.londonsport.org/.
Sport England is committed to investing in clubs and projects across the country to create a great environment that encourages more people to play sport.
They have different types of funding available. For more information visit https://www.sportengland.org/funding/
Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.
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For Further Information
For further assistance with funding requirements please contact your RDO or Chair of Rugby Development Committee, Louise Latter by email at moc/ybgurxeselddim//rettal/esiuol.
Louise will work with you, alongside RFU Facilities & Funding Manager Jason Bowers and your RDO in helping with your requirements.